Pollock-Krasner House Summer Program 2014

Exhibitions at the Pollock-Krasner House
830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton
Free with museum admission

May 1 - July 26
Color and Time: Paintings by Roy Newell, 1956-2000
Robert Harrist, PhD, Guest Curator

During a long and singular career, Roy Newell (1914-2006) created a remarkable body of abstract paintings characterized by obsessive reworking. The exhibition will feature a group of his small oils, notable for their multilayered surfaces and luminous tonality, often bearing multiple dates that reflect the many subtle changes he made to them over time. Although they span several decades, they reflect a remarkable consistency of vision. The exhibition will travel to the Steinberg Museum of Art at Long Island University's CW Post campus in Brookville from September 8–November 15.
Read the catalog here »

newell, elegy   newell, glory
Roy Newell, Elegy, 1984. Oil on panel, 12 ¾ x 13 ¼ inches. Lent by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York   Roy Newell, Glory I, 1979-81, 1995 Oil on wood, 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, gift of Joan Ward

July 31 - October 31
Pollock's Champions
Bobbi Coller, PhD, Guest Curator

This exhibition examines the roles of Pollock's three lifetime dealers, Peggy Guggenheim (1943-47), Betty Parsons (1948-51) and Sidney Janis (1952-56), in the establishment of his reputation and the promotion and marketing of his work. Primarily documentary in nature, it will include photographs, correspondence, contracts, price lists, and reproductions of key paintings sold during each dealer's period of representation, as well as original works on paper and graphics by Pollock. Read the catalog here »

peggy guggenheim     parsons   kasmin
Jackson Pollock and Peggy Guggenheim in her Manhattan town house with Pollock's mural, ca. 1944. Photograph by George Carger, P-K House collection.    
Betty Parsons, Untitled, 1950. Gouache on paper, 20 x 16 inches. Lent by Spanierman Gallery, New York.

  Andy Warhol, Sidney Janis, 1967. Synthetic polyymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 16 x 32 inches. Lent by Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. (c) Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society.


Lichtenstein Lectures at The Fireplace Project
851 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton
Admission $5 / P-K House members free
Sundays at 5 pm. 
Events marked with # include book signings
  fireplace project

gabrielle selzJuly 6
Gabrielle Selz, author
"Unstill Life: A Memoir"#


phyllis braffJuly 13
Phyllis Braff, art historian
"The Spirit of Abstraction and Springs
Mathematician Jean van Heijenoor"

charles rileyJuly 27
Charles A. Riley, art historian
"Fritz Bultman, The Last Irascible"


marion weissAugust 10
Marion Wolberg Weiss, film historian
"Art in the Films of Julian Schnabel and Kathryn Bigelow"


ellen landauAugust 17
Ellen G. Landau, art historian
"Motherwell, Mexico, and Abstract Expressionist Identity"#


catherine craftAugust 24
Catherine Craft, art historian
"Dada Strains: Robert Motherwell, Marcel Duchamp,
and the Origins of Neo-Dada"#



gail levinAugust 31
Gail Levin, art historian
"The Influence of Spanish Art and Politics on
Abstract Expressionist Painting in North America"




John H. Marburger III Memorial Lecture
christy maclearSunday, July 20 at 4 pm
John Drew Theater of Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton

Tickets: $10 / $8 P-K House and Guild Hall members
Box office: 631-324-4051
Buy tickets here »

Christy MacLear, director, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
"New Takes on Legacy: The Artist, the Architect, and the Historic Home"


Special Events at the Pollock-Krasner House

May 25
5–7 pm
Free admission
Exhibition reception and panel on Roy Newell: Robert Harrist, guest curator;
Richard Dupont, artist and catalogue essayist; and Kent Minturn, art historian.
Helen A. Harrison, moderator.
June 14
5:30–7 pm
Admission $5 / P-K House members free
"Unmasking the Muse: Inspiration in the Arts," panel discussion with Laurie Anderson,
Andrea Cote, and Maria Maciak. Marion Wolberg Weiss, moderator.
August 3
5–7 pm 
Free admission
Exhibition reception and panel on "Pollock’s Champions": Karol Vail, Peggy Guggenheim’s
granddaughter; Carroll Janis, Sidney Janis’ son; and Billy Rayner, Betty Parsons’ nephew.
Bobbi Coller, guest curator, moderator. 


Art Workshops at the Pollock-Krasner House


Designed for people of all ages, these programs include a tour of the house and studio, a film of Pollock at work, and a hands-on painting session. Materials are provided. Adults must accompany children. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Action Painting with Karyn Mannix
Fridays in July, Thursdays and Fridays in August
10–11:30 am
Call 631-329-2811 or email karynmannix@optonline.net to register.

Family Art Workshop with Joyce Raimondo
Saturdays in July and August, also May 24, June 28, September 6 & 13, October 11
10–11:30 am
Register online at imaginearted.com.

Artists On Film at the Pollock-Krasner House
"Artists on Film: Discovery," hosted by Marion Wolberg Weiss
Admission $5 / P-K House members free
Fridays at 7 pm

thacherSeptember 5      
Experimental short films by Anita Thacher. The selection
includes "Homage to Magritte" (1975), "Loose Corner"
(1986—still at left), "To the Top" (1991) and "Cut" (2013).



andrea coteSeptember 12
Video portraits from "Eyes on Main Street" by Andrea Cote, 2013.
Riverhead residents rediscover their town by viewing it through one another's eyes.


Peter WebberSeptember 19
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Peter Webber, 2003.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, the servant who beguiles Johannes Vermeer
(Colin Firth) and becomes the subject of one of his most famous paintings.



tellerSeptember 26
"Tim's Vermeer" by Teller, 2013. Inventor Tim Jenison sets out to discover the
secrets of Vermeer's painting techniques by re-creating one of the master's canvases.